speaker news | January 05, 2023

A Sneak Peek at the First Half of 2023: Major Releases from Lavin Speakers

Happy new year from your Lavin family! Our speakers have some incredible new releases and projects lined up for 2023. You’ll be hearing about them everywhere in the culture and in the news, but for now, here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect in the next six months from the brilliant speakers we represent.


Nikole Hannah Jones
The 1619 Project Hulu docuseries

Out January 26

When we come to terms with the legacy of slavery, we gain a fuller understanding of our history—and become better equipped to fight for a fairer future. This eagerly-awaited Hulu docuseries is based on The 1619 Project, the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller. Its creator, Nikole Hannah-Jones, is the winner of a Pulitzer Prize and the MacArthur “Genius” Grant, and is among TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world.


Nita Farahany
The Battle for Your Brain

Out March 14

Imagine a world where employers can see into your brain, your thoughts can be tracked through AI, and you can peer into your own mind to cure addictions. Neuroscience has already made all this possible today. Leading neuro-ethicist Nita Farahany offers us a map to navigate this changing technological landscape, avoiding the dangers of lost privacy and rights while taking advantage of the unprecedented opportunities.


Laurel Braitman
What Looks Like Bravery

Out March 14

In her poignant and evocative new memoir, New York Times bestselling author Laurel Braitman explores how working through grief can transform us into the people we want to be. As the Director of Writing and Storytelling at the Stanford School of Medicine, Laurel helps doctors and medical students—and everyone else—tap into the power of storytelling, which can help us communicate better, avoid burnout, and build community.


Adam Alter
The Anatomy of a Breakthrough

Out May 16

We all feel stuck at some points in our lives, which keeps us from tapping into our full creativity at work. But New York Times bestselling author Adam Alter has good news: there’s a formula to getting unstuck. He’s spent the last two decades studying how we get stuck, and how we can free ourselves to thrive. By tackling the three different types of friction—heart, head, and habit—we can reach our full potential, at work and in life.


Heather McGhee
The Sum of Us: Adapted for Young Readers

Out February 21

With her instant New York Times bestseller The Sum of Us, Heather McGhee proved that when we fight inequality, we all win. Now, she’s bringing her crucial message to a new generation with The Sum of Us: Adapted for Young Readers.


Wajahat Ali
Go Back to Where You Came From (paperback)

Out January 24

Wajahat Ali's brilliant and witty memoir, from one of our funniest public intellectuals, offers indispensable lessons on how we can stand up for one another, become our own superheroes, and build the America we all want to live in.

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